The days get hotter. The summer sun beckons. Firing up the oven sure doesn’t seem tempting. We get it – some days you just don’t feel like cooking. As a home dialysis patient on a chronic kidney disease-friendly diet, ordering takeout was complicated even before COVID-19. But with a little research and planning, you can order food without compromising your treatment.
How safe is takeout?
This is a common question many individuals, especially those who are immunocompromised, have about restaurants in light of the pandemic. Current guidance from the FDA suggests it’s unlikely COVID-19 can spread through food. Your primary concern is contact with other people. That means you want to choose lower risk options like contactless food delivery or ordering takeout when a restaurant is less likely to be crowded.
Ultimately, the decision to order food from a restaurant depends on your personal comfort and risk levels. If you do place an order, wearing gloves and disinfecting the bag can help reduce the risk of virus transmission. Be sure to discard your gloves and wash your hand thoroughly before eating.